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About Facelift Surgery

Raleigh, NC plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Lyle performs a full variety of facial surgical treatments. One of the most sought after surgeries at Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center is a facelift. This surgery concentrates on distinct sections of the face to tighten loose skin and create a more taut, yet softer appearance. Depending on your concerns and goals for surgery, a facelift can focus on the lines and wrinkles near the eyes, the cheeks and mid-face, the bottom two-thirds including the jowls, mouth, and neck, and more for an all-encompassing youthful look. The facelift technique used depends on your needs, the condition of your skin, the amount of laxity present, your lifestyle, age, and anatomy. Some men and women have skin laxity for a full facelift, while others may only be ready for a mid-face lift, or lower face and moderate lifting. Dr. Lyle is a highly trained and experienced surgeon who has a complete understanding of the complexity and delicate anatomy of a facelift surgery. The overall goal is to create a natural-looking result that's gorgeous, subtle, and still striking.

Ideal Candidates

Men and women who are suitable for a facelift will have drooping skin, lines, and wrinkles on the face whether it be on the entire face or the upper, mid, or lower face. Facelift surgery can address one or more areas depending on your unique goals and desired outcome. It is important to understand that age does not necessarily define the time in life to have facelift treatment. There are so many aspects and factors, as well as numerous lift techniques depending on the cosmetic concerns of the patient. The lifting technique chosen will vary for patients who are between 30 and 40 years old versus those who are older, such as 60 or 70 years old. The condition of skin is one of the most important elements in the planning process. Facelift patients should be in good physical health and be nonsmokers, and also have realistic expectations.

Surgical Technique

No matter the condition you wish to correct, there are various levels of facelifts to think about. Some facelifts address the upper portion of the face, while others focus on the middle and lower. In addition, some methods are slightly more invasive and intricate than others. It is also common for some patients to have an eyelid lift, brow lift, or fillers and BOTOX to complement and enhance the final results. A few of the more common facelift options include:

  • Full Facelift
    Considered the gold standard, the full facelift most often includes an incision close to the hairline, then extends down to the area near the temples, reaching the base of the ears. The underlying facial tissues and muscles are carefully pulled and safely tightened to produce a lifted outcome, which softens excessively loose skin and droopy features. This facelift is reserved for individuals who have visible signs of advanced aging. With this lift, various methods may be used, including blepharoplasty to enhance the eyes or a neck lift for the lower region.
  • Mid-Facelift
    With a similar approach to the mini lift, the surgery known as a mid-facelift focuses on the hollow and lax areas close to the cheekbones and the upper jaw. This lift works well for those who hope to improve the lower two-thirds of their face, including the jowls.
  • Lower Facelift
    This lift addresses the chin area and neck, and in many cases, the jowls. Nonsurgical methods, such as a Kybella injection, can also be used for chin reduction and to achieve a younger, tighter-looking neck.
  • Mini Facelift
    During a mini facelift, a thin, small incision is made around the ears to tighten and lift the skin to a higher position, which enhances the mouth, jawline, and jowls. This process creates subtle improvements that look natural.

What to Expect

Regardless of the facelift technique, the ultimate goal is to attain a soft and smooth outcome. The majority of facelift surgeries are performed with IV sedation or general anesthesia. The duration of the treatment depends on the invasive nature of the procedure, and whether or not other surgeries were combined. After the procedure, there will be bruising and swelling, some moderate soreness, and discomfort, which can be quelled by prescription pain medication. Many patients look and feel normal after several weeks. You will see a more glowing look with less lines and sagging. In all, the face will be lifted and younger looking.

I typically steer clear of reviews regarding medical professionals mainly because I like to keep my medical care private. However, I am making an exception for a surgeon that has provided me with consistent, quality care. Dr. Glenn Lyle deserves to be recognized for his surgical skills, the quality of his staff, and the amazing care he and his staff provide their patients. Let me begin this review by sharing that I got my initial recommendation for Dr. Lyle the old fashion way -- word-of-mouth! That is how good he is at his work and how much his patients like him. He was described to me by those that recommended him (yes, more than one) as a highly skilled surgeon that listens to his patients, addresses any questions and concerns in a truthful, forthright manner, and treats his patients with compassion. I have now been a patient of Dr. Lyle’s several times over the years, and I can say that I totally agree with that assessment. In addition to being a skilled surgeon, he is also a very compassionate person. Recently, I was attacked by a large dog while out of town/state. I was in the hospital for several days and had two surgeries, including a skin graft, on my arm. I was released from the hospital, received one follow-up visit with the trauma surgeon before being released to go back to Raleigh. To say the attack traumatized me immensely is an understatement. It only added to my anxiety not having a provider in Raleigh who could take over the continuing wound care for my arm and leg. Lost for direction, I booked a consult with Dr. Lyle, who I highly respect and trust, to see if he could recommend someone that could handle my wound care. Much to my surprise, Dr. Lyle offered to take on my care if I wanted him too. (Ends up, he had a lot of experience in burn and wound care from early in his career.) Words still cannot express the immense relief and gratitude I felt at Dr. Lyle’s unexpected offer! Dr. Lyle and his staff quite literally brought me back to life emotionally and physically because of their collective care. Specifically, Dr. Lyle and his P.A. Hayley provide me with fabulous wound care. In my time as a patient with Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center, the entire staff from Pam (Office Manager) to Britney and Erin (excellent R.N.s) to Kathryn (get a facial from Kat - you will love it!) have consistently been positive interactions. Most important, the continuity of Dr. Lyle’s care throughout the years, regardless of the situation or procedure, remains as strong today as it was when I first became one of his many satisfied patients years ago! So, yes, I highly recommend you check out Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center!

G.F. Google

Dr. Lyle helped me immensely with my TMJ pain. So thankful that he introduced me to masseter botox - it’s changed my life! Also, Kat is a passionate and skilled esthetician. Her facials always leave my skin happy and glowing! They care about the patient, not just the bottom line. I genuinely trust the Lyle team and often recommend them to anyone interested in procedures or med spa treatments in the Raleigh/Durham area :)

A.L. Google

I’ve had two of the most wonderful facials from Kathryn! She was so knowledgeable and I felt so relaxed throughout the whole experience. My skin looked and felt amazing afterwards! The office is beautiful & welcoming, all the staff are so kind and professional. Highly recommend any service here!

C.K. Google

I absolutely cannot say enough good things about this place! All the staff is extremely welcoming, professional, and knows what they are doing! Erin is my injector and I couldn't be happier with my results!! She is extremely sweet, gentle, and knowledgeable. She always answers any questions I have and gives me suggestions based on my goals. I always leave with a great experience! I have also received a HydraFacial and Dermaplaning from Kathryn, which had my face feeling as smooth as butter! I went home glowing and peachy free!

H.C. Google

NeoGen fan - my skin definitely feels firmer and tighter - I had my NeoGen Plasma treatment a couple months ago at Lyle Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics Center. Background, I am 52 and fair with lots of past sun damage which has caused aging. I have had other laser treatments throughout the years. NeoGen caught my eye as there is a short amount of downtime and seemly easy procedure to get through. I did A LOT of research. Also like that it has dermatological indications, ie. treating actinic keratosis. It helps rebuild skin thickness and volume. Seems to go much deeper than other lasers out there. Giving you lifting and tightening. My main concern area was around my eyes and jowls. I met with Haley, Dr. Lyle’s PA for my consult and she was the one who ended up doing my treatment. She was amazing!! She did a BBL on me just prior to the treatment then numbed my face then did the NeoGen treatment. It was comfortable, not nearly as painful as some other laser devices out there! She gave great post instructions and products to apply (Oh there are pre instructions as well, basically hydrate really well several days prior) She called me the next day to check on me and the following week to see how I was doing. I’ve waited to write this because NeoGen does not show results right away. It’s a building effect. At 2 months I can see my upper eye lids have lifted and my skin definitely feels firmer and tighter. It’s wild. They want me to come in at my 3 months for after photos and then again at 6 months. I can’t wait to see the comparison. The staff and practice in and of itself were wonderful. Feels very welcoming and everyone was so nice! Great find and will go there again for other services.

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The Right Facelift for You

Cosmetic facial surgery can take years off your face and give you a gorgeous look. Today, there are many facelift options based on your unique needs and goals. This surgery is designed to elegantly and seamlessly walk you through each passing year looking natural. For more information, we invite you to get in touch with Lyle Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics Center to set up your appointment with Dr. Lyle.

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